Africa's Real Silicon Savannah?


An African internet company has managed to do what the richest technology companies in Silicon Valley have attempted: Bring affordable and reliable internet service to rural communities. With the use of cheap solar technology, Mawingu Networks has replaced expensive cell towers to deliver high-speed internet to the Kenyan countryside. The development marks a huge success in closing the digital divide between rural and urban communities and one that experts cite as a potential boost for education and economic opportunity. Its success has caught Microsoft's attention, who will be loaning Mawingu $4 million.

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